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Check the Markets!
on RON Markets as heard on K101
with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
We have a
new market feature on a daily basis- each afternoon we
are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by
Justin Lewis of KIS futures- click
here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for canola was
$9.25 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG
elevator in Yukon October 30. The full listing of
cash canola bids at country points in Oklahoma can now
be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash Grain report- linked
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, November 8,
are awaiting the release of the latest USDA Crop
Production and World Agriculture Supply-and-Demand
Estimates. The report will be released at 11 a.m.
Oklahoma time. It will be the first report in 60
days due to the federal government shutdown last
USDA in Friday's reports is expected to increase
its forecasts for corn and soybean production,
yield and stockpiles while cutting its outlook for
harvested acres, according to analysts surveyed by
The Wall Street Journal. Wheat stockpiles are
forecast to be lower than expected in September by
with KIS Futures in Oklahoma City says the report
will definitely be the market driver and
anticipates a fair amount of volatility leading up
to the release of the numbers this
"If you look at what the estimates
are on USDA corn production and soybean
production, corn--we're looking for just over 14
billion bushels with a yield of 158.9 and
harvested acres a number of 88.09 million acres.
Soybeans--3.221 billion bushels produced total.
That's a yield of 42.4 and a harvested acres
number of just under 76 million acres.
"The big thing is we've increase the yield
here for corn and soybeans both; about a bushel
and a half in the soybeans and about 3 ½ bushels
on corn. Both of those are negative factors."
will be reviewing the numbers shortly after 11 AM
on our website- OklahomaFarmReport.Com and will
offer some analysis as the afternoon wears on from
both Tom Leffler and Justin
Lewis- again to be found on our website.
the national numbers- we will be recapping the
state numbers of the spring planted crops in
Oklahoma- all of which are likely to be a good bit
higher than the crops of one year ago.
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Winter Crops and Prices Look Good so Far, Anderson
canola crop across Oklahoma is emerged and looking
good. In this week's preview of Saturday's
SUNUP program, Oklahoma State University Grain
Marketing Specialist Kim Anderson
says prices are looking good as well.
also says wheat across the state is in good shape
with producers now turning cattle out on wheat
pasture. He said producers can begin
keeping an eye on prices for next year's crop.
forward contract price for wheat is somewhere
around $6.70. You can watch the Kansas City Board
of Trade July 14th contracts, subtract about a
40-cent basis off of that and that will get you
your forward contract estimate for next year.
said wheat prices for next spring's crop are
holding steady at this point and now might be a
good time to forward contract a small portion of
next year's crop.
think they're probably going to move sideways in
here. The harvest price is slightly above
the five-year average. Some producers may
want to take maybe ten percent of their expected
production and lock some of that in."
Click here to listen to Kim
Anderson's preview of this week's SUNUP and to
find a rundown of the show.
Food Drive Exceeds Goal
Mary Fallin's fourth annual Feeding Oklahoma Food
Drive raised more than 2.9 million meals for
hungry Oklahomans this holiday season. The drive,
which ran throughout October, exceeded its goal of
raising 1.4 million meals. In total, the drive
raised $390,659 and 1,179,087 pounds of food. A
portion of the donations will also benefit
Oklahomans impacted by the May tornadoes.
"I am continually overwhelmed by the
support and generosity shown by Oklahomans in all
77 counties, and this year's food drive proves to
be no different," Fallin said. "I want to
especially thank all the sponsors and the caring
people of this state who donated their time and
resources to help feed our neighbors in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is a great place because of its people.
Their support of this food drive ensures more
Oklahoma families will have a better holiday
The Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive
benefited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and their
partner agencies across Oklahoma. Over the last
four years, more than 2,578,293 pounds of food and
$1,139,571 has been raised through the Feeding
Oklahoma Food Drive, which has provided more than
7.8 million meals for hungry Oklahomans.
Click here to read more.
Red Meat Industry Looks East for Future
good number of those in the beef industry are
looking toward the East these days-the Far East.
At the United States Meat Export Federation's
strategic planning conference in Fort Worth, USMEF
Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific Joel
Haggard said the Asian market is
definitely where the action is.
with me recently and said that the Asian market
has proven an amazing market for U.S. red meat
exporters and is poised for further massive
increases in demand. He said the reason for
increased sales is simple.
importing more beef and they're importing beef
that's more expensive than it was a couple of
Haggard said the recent growth
in the value of the Asian market has been nothing
short of exponential.
"I took the value of
all the beef imported by the major and even the
smaller Asian countries, I added it up and did the
same for last year and it looks like this year is
going to be, maybe, in the range of $12 billion of
total beef imports-not all just from the United
States-whereas last year it was $9 billion.
They're basically spending $3 billion more on beef
imports this year. And then that would have been
double from just a few years ago."
can listen to our conversation or read more of
this story by clicking
Board Meetings for Wheat Industry Groups Address
Biotech and Trade
grower-leaders of the National Association of
Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates met this
week in Portland, Ore., for their annual fall
business meetings, reviewing a wide range of
financial and policy topics.
NAWG Board accepted several resolutions from its
committees and the two standing joint committees
with USW that focus on biotechnology and trade
policies. Two new resolutions restated existing
policy outlined in the NAWG/USW Biotechnology
Position Statement, on biotech food labeling and
threshold levels for adventitious presence. Wholly
new resolutions expressed support for an ongoing
trade negotiation with the European Union; on
tariff rate quota utilization for World Trade
Organization member countries; and supporting
trade promotion authority (TPA).
NAWG Board also accepted the organization's annual
audit, a revised budget and a revised industry
partners program, and it encouraged increased
support for the Wheat Innovation
Offer Spotty Improvement in Drought
newest drought monitor map reflects changes due to
the last couple of rain events, and the lack of
rain events, in differing parts of the state, says
Associate State Climatologist Gary
The biggest news on the
map is the expansion of D4-Exceptional drought
into Harmon County in far southwestern Oklahoma.
That area has seen its driest last three years on
record, and recent rains haven't helped much.
Statewide, the average since January 1 is
33.8 inches, about 1.4 inches above normal. Of
course, McManus said, that's a bit better than the
Panhandle and southwest, and a bit (or a lot)
worse than places like central Oklahoma, where
it's been crazy-wet.
Click here to see the maps and
read more from Gary
N That- OSU Winter Crop School Slated Dec. 10-11,
Clay Pope In the Field and a FLICKR
certified crop advisors, agricultural retailers,
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension
professionals and others with an interest in
agriculture are invited to take part in the OSU
Winter Crop School.
Slated Dec. 10-11 at
the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus in
Stillwater, the Winter Crop School is designed to
provide updates to crop advisors regarding current
research and recent advances in agronomy, said
Jeff Edwards, OSU Cooperative
Extension small grains specialist.
objective of the school is to provide participants
with knowledge and tools they can implement on
Oklahoma farms," Edwards said. "The content will
be a bit more technical than what they may receive
in a typical Extension meeting. As an added bonus,
there will be 12 hours of Certified Crop Advisor
continuing education credits offered."
Click here for more information
and registration links for the Winter Crop
guest for this weekend "In the Field" on KWTV
News9 will be Clay Pope of the
Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts-
talking conservation and farm bill as well as a
longer view of why voluntary conservation programs
are some of the best tools we have in being
sustainable down on the farm and ranch.
segment airs around 6:40 AM and we will post a
video of it on our website later in the weekend if
you miss the Saturday morning segment during the
KWTV Saturday morning news block.
have received some great feedback on our coverage
of the Oklahoma FFA in Louisville during the 2013
National FFA Convention. We have a story or two
still to post- and they will be added to the
lineup of great stories already in the Blue Green
Gazette section of our website- click here to jump
also wanted to remind you and give you the link to
our set of pictures several members of the State
Officer team as well as yours truly took while in
Louisville. There are a total of 3655 photos
up on our Flickr set from the 2013 FFA Convention-
and you can click here to go and browse
through at your convenience.
also wanted to thank one more time our sponsors of
our 2013 coverage- the Oklahoma FFA Alumni
Association and the Oklahoma FFA
Association- they are both big believers
in what the organization does when it comes to
leadership and character development of the young
men and ladies that wear those Blue and Gold
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